The Last of Her Kind
It is Columbia University, 1968. Ann Drayton and Georgette George meet as roommates on the first night. Ann is rich and radical; Georgette, the narrator of "The Last Of Her Kind", is leery and introverted, a child of the very poverty and strife her new friend finds so noble. The…
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The Last of Her Kind is an expansive and compelling portrait of the connection between two college roommates, set against the backdrop of 1960s counterculture.
Both main characters – George, who is trying to shed her working-class origins, and Ann, desperate to disavow her wealthy family – are handled with sympathy and nuance. The historical setting is expertly researched without being heavy-handed, and the plot features at least one huge twist that you won’t see coming.
Although this is a long book, I enjoyed it so much that I had to ration myself not to read it all at once.
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